Say Goodbye to Acne

SKINS is Here to Get You on the Road to Clear, Radiant Skin!

If you have acne, you know it can wreak havoc on your self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to be this way!

Most people think of acne as an issue experienced in adolescence, the fact of the matter is, it can affect people well into their forties. Unfortunately, escaping puberty doesn’t mean you’ve avoided stubborn acne. Acne isn’t ageist! – It’ll target various people for various reasons.

Acne occurs for several reasons. Whether it’s from hormone production changes or imbalances, a poor diet or reaction to certain foods or skincare products, or another catalyst, these cause a mild bacterial infection from the accumulation of dead skin cells, dirt, or oil from our skin (sebum) that get trapped in our pores. This process causes what you know as pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads.

But contrary to popular belief, acne doesn’t always present as pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads. There are other types or strains of acne that can be painful and complicated to treat.

What Types Of Acne Are There?

Acne is incredibly common and categorized into two types: non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne. These are then broken down into different subtypes that may require a different course of treatment to allow the acne to heal and to reduce the chance of recurrence.

Treatments range from simple daily cleaning regimens with a gentle cleanser, medication and topical prescription treatments, to out-patient medical procedures and skin surfacing treatments such as laser treatments or chemical peels.

Here’s a closer look at the common ways acne manifests and what can be done to treat it:


These appear as the pore becomes clogged and widens. The dead skin trapped in the pore darkens when it is exposed to the air giving it a black appearance. Washing twice a day with a gentle cleanser and soft cloth will clear up blackheads and prevent recurrences.


These are virtually the same as blackheads, but the pore remains closed, resulting in a white or pink bump on the surface. Whiteheads don’t typically hurt. Washing regularly will treat and prevent them from coming back.


When a whitehead or blackhead starts to react with bacteria, the infection can affect surrounding skin cells and create a red bump under the skin that is tender to the touch. There is no visible “opening” or head like on blackheads and whiteheads. These will commonly diminish over a few days with regular washing. The use of over-the-counter treatments like benzoyl peroxide can help reduce their appearance and speed up healing.


More commonly referred to as pimples, these occur when a whitehead or blackhead reacts with bacteria. The pore becomes inflamed and pus rises to the surface creating the signature blemished appearance of a pimple. Treat them with a topical solution like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to reduce sebum production and dry up the pimple.


If you squeeze and manipulate a pustule, the bacteria can enter the surrounding tissues, creating even more inflammation, soreness, and a large collection of pus under the skin. The lump can be sizable. If you have pustules and nodules over a large section of skin, you should see a skincare expert for treatment, which can include antibiotics and steroidal medication.


Cysts form in the deep layers of skin and will continue to fester and grow if left untreated. Cystic acne treatment is handled in a doctor’s office and may include extracting infected pus, steroidal medication, antibiotics, and a prescription of dapsone or retinol to reduce the chance of recurrence.

What Can I Do About My Acne?

Some individuals may experience a decrease in acne with the use of some contraceptives or use of anti-androgen treatments.

Laser treatments can minimize the appearance of dark spots and scarring caused by severe acne but are not treatments for the acne itself. Chemical peels can also help lower sebum production for a period, with regular treatment helping you gain total control over acne outbreaks.

Follow these simple steps to help control acne:

  • Wash twice a day using a mild cleanser and soft cloth
  • Use skincare products with salicylic acid, sulphur, azelaic acid, or benzoyl peroxide to reduce and control oil production
  • Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer and sunblock daily
  • For more severe acne, see the skincare specialists at SKINS for treatment


  • Using harsh facial scrubs or washing more than twice a day
  • Squeezing, poking, or puncturing pimples
  • Applying acne medication to open sores or infected pimples
  • Stopping the use of your medication before it is recommended–the acne can come back or become more severe. Give it a chance to work.

Can SKINS help me with my acne?

Don’t battle your acne alone. Since acne is an incredibly common skincare concern shared among people of all ages, genders, and races, there are plenty of options available on the market today to help combat this frustrating nuisance.

At SKINS, we’ve seen it all and treated it all, too! There’s nothing we can’t help you with when it comes to your concerns about your acne. Plus, with our own physician on staff, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands when it comes to treating your acne.

Our environment is welcoming, friendly, and reassuring and our team of experts share one common goal – to help you achieve beautiful, radiant skin.

Check out our top three treatments that are sure to give you clearer, healthier skin!

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work effectively to eliminate blemishes and acne issues will leave you with nothing but hydrated, vibrant, glowing skin. These advanced skin treatments exfoliate your skin removing dead skin cells, debris, and oil, keeping them clogging your pores.

Alumier MD Peels

Laser Genesis

Safely and discretely treat acne and acne scars with Cutera® Laser Genesis. This non-invasive, painless laser technology effectively targets acne and reduces redness by gently heating the upper dermis and stimulating collagen, leaving you with radiant skin.

Cutera® Laser Genesis Treatments

Oxygenating Treatments

The secret to this treatment is the combination of three amazing procedures: exfoliating microdermabrasion, and deep facial rejuvenation. OxyGeneo™ is a non-vacuum device making it ideal for parts of the face affected by simple acne.

Probiotic Face Treatment

Vitamin Infused Environ Facials

The Environ Vitamin A,C,E Facial is a highly moisturizing treatment that can help improve the condition of all skin types and concerns, including acne, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and sun damage.

Using the DF II Ionzyme® Machine, this facial treatment is painless and dramatically accelerates results by penetrating the ingredients up 40X deeper than just topical application alone.

Environ DF Facial

Best Acne Products Available at SKINS

Puracne Gel GM Collin

This light-textured gel is designed to prevent blemishes while drying out blackheads and whiteheads. With its new and improved formula, regular application of the Pureacne Gel from GM Collin will leave you with bright, rejuvenated, smooth skin. Though it may look like a simple gel, this powerful acne treatment takes care of business.

Contains 2% Salicylic Acid

Environ Vitamin A

This line of products from Environ incorporates Vitamin A as the main ingredient to help reduce the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads, while also controlling inflammation from active breakouts and inhibiting the production of excess sebum.

The inclusion of Vitamin A in these products is what makes them so effective, as this ingredient is the only molecule that helps treat acne while also normalizing skin cells, resulting in less frequent visible breakouts.

These products can be applied topically in gradually increasing doses to treat existing acne and prevent future breakouts.

Vivier Acne Kit

For mild, moderate, and severe levels of various forms of acne for teens and adults alike, Vivier offers a simple 2-step system that’s incredibly effective. This impressive acne kit contains two pharmaceutical-grade products that work together to reduce the severity and frequency of acne breakouts and prevent the formation of whiteheads and blackheads.

Contains 2% Salicylic Acid